Violin theft suspect cut Milwaukee mayor's hair

Universal Allah (Milwaukee Police Dept.)
Universal Allah (Milwaukee Police Dept.)

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says he was surprised to learn he had received a haircut from one of the suspects in the theft of a multi-million dollar Stradivarius violin.

The man, Universal Allah, worked at a Milwaukee barber shop.

Barrett says he was walking through the neighborhood, stopped into the shop to say hello and was asked if he wanted a haircut. He said yes.

The mayor said Thursday that after Allah was arrested, his staff discovered a picture of him in the barber's chair on the suspect's Facebook page.